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James Qupid

1) Tell us something about yourself that your fans may not know.

A: I'm extremely goofy. In my music I always show my romantic side or emotions in a more serious way but at home I enjoy a good laugh. I'm not a comedian at all but I enjoy watching stand up comedy.

2) How did you get into music and how has being from South Florida had an impact on your music style, if at all?

A: I was born into a musical family. Almost everyone in my family is musically inclined so music has always been around me. My older cousin, Jeff Moii, formerly known as Fatigue Fantom, was a big influence on me taking my music to the next level. South Florida will always have a huge impact on my sound. Florida has its own sound for sure I think it's the most underrated in the business. I'm Highly influenced by South Florida's Dance music. Artists like Ball Greezy, C.O.A Babii, Flo-Rida, and groups like Grind mode, and Git Fresh Have all influenced my sound.

3) Who are some artists that inspired you growing up?

A: T-Pain, Ryan Leslie, The Dream, and Omarion.

4) How have your days of being in the choir helped you with your music career?

A: Singing in the choir taught me how to sing from my diaphragm, how to create harmonies, and all the fundamentals of music. Singing in the choir growing up made me a better musician.

5) What was the inspiration behind your recent single 'Holy Water?'

A: I had the melody stuck in my head, so I began to play it on my keyboard.The meat of the beat was finished in like 20 minutes. "Holy Water" was a confirmation that no matter what happens in the world around us we will be just fine. So through that message I began to feel better almost the same feeling you get when you put on new clothes.That was my drip and it gave me confidence. By the time the record was done, it reminded me to keep faith and know that God has us in his hands. Even if the world ended, we would be ok.

6) If you could only have 1 feature for the rest of your career, who would it be?

A: T-Pain for sure that would be huge. He's a living legend.

7) How has the pandemic helped you analyze your career and how you're going to pursue it moving forward?

A: The Pandemic helped me take more time to focus on re-branding and business. So I'm looking to give my supporters a lot more moving forward.

8) What other plans do you have for 2020?

A: I plan to launch a new YouTube channel that will be an awesome way to connect with supporters and give back some of my secret sauce to help others coming up in this music business.

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